There are a few options for ripping your CDs from the command line, but abcde is easily the most widely available and one of the easiest to work with. You can use it for simple one off rips, or you can configure it to your exact specifications for every use.
Kodi has its own remote app for Android that makes controlling your media center incredibly simple. In order to use it, all you'll need to do is configure Kodi to allow the remote, and install the app on your Android device.
Kodi's library feature lets you browse your videos in a much friendlier and more visually appealing form. Kodi fetches cover artwork and descriptions for your videos, including more readable movie and show titles. It's simple to set up, and Kodi does most of the work automatically.
Pulseaudio has a ton of features, most of which you'll probably never use, but if you do need the ability to play audio through multiple output devices at once, you're in luck. That happens to be one of Pulse's lesser known capabilities, and it even works with Bluetooth.
Add-ons and external repositories are essential for getting the most out of Kodi. The media player has everything you need built in to the add-on management interface, making it very simple to enable external repositories.
There are plenty of applications that you can use to create a playlist on Linux, but Clementine is a longstanding favourite media player that plenty of Linux users already rely on to play their music libraries.
Clementine makes constructing a new playlist very simple and exporting it for use on another device even easier.
You can control the Clementine media player on your Linux computer from anywhere on your local network via an official Android remote app. You only need that app and to switch a few settings to get started.
Using a combination of the youtube-dl script and FFMPEG, you can easily rip audio from YouTube videos and instantly convert it to MP3, OGG, or any other audio format that you prefer for your music library.
Disney Plus is super popular, and it's not wonder. The service is loaded with Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars streaming content, including original series. There's one problem for Linux users, though. The operating system isn't officially supported. That's alright, though, it's still popular to stream your favorite shows and movies.
VLC is a popular open source media player, and it's earned its reputation as one of the best. Aside from playing your media files and DVDs, it can do other useful things, like streaming video and ripping DVDs for backups. This guide will help you use VLC to make digital backups of your DVDs on Linux.
MP3 is still easily the most widly used and widely supported digital audio file format. As a result, working with MP3 tends to be simple, especially on Linux. There was a time when it was still a proprietary format, and required additional packages, but now, converting your MP3 files is a breeze.
There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you're a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.
Most Linux users are at least familiar with VLC, and a good portion of them have it installed. What many don't know is that VLC can handle much more than just playing your videos. In addition to its many other options, VLC can easily stream a video over your network.